Mara Group, a Tech company in Africa specializing in the manufacture of phones, has launched a free educational online course that aims to create blockchain awareness, adoption, and digital finance literacy in Africa.
The Mara Academy, a branch of the Mara Group is designed and built to deliver content that centers on Africa and its financial education and can be accessible to anyone. Also, the Academy gives lifetime access to purchased courses and resources.
Kate Kallot, the Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer at Mara Academy Speaks on the Course
“The education program caters to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. Through an innovative mix of delivery methods, partnerships, and customizable content, we hope to meet people where they are and create communities of like-minded people not only involved in digital finance but cultivating shared interests,” says Kate Kallot, the co-founder and chief impact officer at Mara Academy
The Blockchain online program will create an opening and ensure that the digital learning platform is open to Africans globally
Chi Nnadi, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mara Academy Speaks on the Project
From a conducted survey, it is estimated that over forty percent of Africans have never paid for a digital asset. The limitations range from a lack of trust, skepticism about the prices of products, or little to no information on how to buy and hold these digital assets.
The prioritization of financial literacy in Africa is crucial and The Mara Academy offers quality education, resources, and opportunities to enable them to gain the requisite skills needed to diversify our future workforce,” Chi Nnadi, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Mara say.
An Insight of the Course
In a bid to create a continent where people are financially educated, the program seeks to impact its Learners with necessary skills in budgeting, how to set and achieve financial goals, tand he strategies involved in investing and managing wealth while maximizing the use of digital tools and assets, as well as the three content components including blockchain, developers and digital financial literacy.
From Gemini’s 2022 Global State of Crypto, education is referred to as the most critical barrier to procuring digital tools and assets globally.
Therefore, the online course from Maya Academy is built to create blockchain awareness, adoption of digital assets and skills as well as digital finance literacy in Africa.